East Tennessee State University

College of Arts & Sciences

Master of Arts in Professional Communication


807 University Pkwy

Johnson City, TN 37604

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. Professional Communication

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Professional Communication is a new graduate program designed to meet the demands for trained communicators in a wide variety of professional roles. The degree will provide advanced training in analysis, design, delivery, and evaluation of communication in both business and nonprofit environments. Students may study traditional forms of written and oral communication and recent developments in communication technology. This degree will be of special interest to people seeking professional advancement in advertising, broadcasting, journalism, public relations, electronic media, corporate communications, and training and development. Professionals in other fields will find that this degree will help them improve their skills and increase their value to employers. The degree program is built around six core courses in Communication. In addition to completing this common core, students will pursue individualized programs that emphasize one specific communication discipline (Mass Communication, Speech Communication, or Theatre) as well as another area chosen from a variety of fields within the university. Examples of these areas are art and design, computer science, media services, professional writing, organizational communication, and communication technology.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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